Justina & Jaeson are two very special people, and you realize this the minute you meet them. Justina is the most genuinely happy, bouncy, joyous person, and you can see in Jaeson’s eyes his love for her. This was so evident at their engagement session that happened last year, and I couldn’t wait to spend their wedding day photographing the love between them. Justina speaks French, and the two of them have a love for all things France, so it was very appropriate that they had a French-themed wedding. The reception details were mostly DIY, and everything looked amazing.
There were several unique and sentimental objects in place at the reception. The wedding cake was a replica of the five-tiered cake that both Justina’s mother and Justina’s grandmother had at their weddings, and the cake topper was the exact same one that has been used each time. The tablecloth that adorned the head table was also the same table cloth that has been used for three generations. The curly willow used in the centerpieces was from Justina’s mother’s wedding. Justina’s mother, Anne, took the curly willow, planted it, and then used more branches from the same tree for Justina.
Ceremony Venue: Harvest Bible Chapel in East Peoria, IL
Reception Venue: Metamora Fields
Hair: Kelly from TM Hair Design (bride, bride’s mom, bride’s sister) and The Loft Bridal (Bridesmaids)
Makeup: The Loft Bridal
Floral: Mona Halverson from Kroger in Morton
Linens: Create A Scene
Decor: A mix of bride’s DIY, Create A Scene, and Something Old Event Rentals
Cake: Tammy Woodmancy – Cake Crumbs Ltd
Wedding Planner: Katie Minehan